This page is dedicated to Una Pettit and W.E. Romano, Annie Patchell, Jack Wilson, John Young, Meehan baby and all others in the cemeteries of Knik.
General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868
The 30th day of May 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. What can aid more to assure this result than cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead, who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foes? We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance.
Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you
(1706 - 1790)
Friends of old Knik is a non-profit group concerned with the treatment of the many Historic cemeteries and graves in the Mat-su area. The following maps and documents describe the placement of many of the graves and cemeteries in the Original Knik Townsite, and other areas of the Mat-su borough.
This quote comes from the Readers's Digest Family Law Book(1981)
"Use of the land as a cemetery may cease only when the cemetery is abandoned under the law - when all the dead bodies are removed OR when the property is so neglected that it completely loses its identity as a cemetery.
The cemetery owner or a cemetery association must care for the property."
We at Friends of old Knik are proud to start the following projects across the Mat-Su Borough.
Knik Cemeteries(research), Cannon Hill Cemetery,
(research), Matanuska Junction Cemetery, Susitna Station Cemeteries(4)Land Status Research, Ancient Tree Subdivision Lot 10 Block 4 Lot 7,8,9, of Block 5. All these lots are designated Historic by the Borough but they will lose designation if they are sold by Knik Tribal Council and Carol Theodore.